Please Leave a Message After the Tone

Blom Risto-Pekka

Calls go to the voice mail. Lonely cars and street lights roam the highway by night. People at the street view are connected by threads. The patient leads a perfect life. Please leave a message after the tone is a story about disconnection, about the struggle with real life encounters and about living outside of your own life.

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Original Title
Voitte jättää viestin äänimerkin jälkeen
English Title

Please Leave a Message After the Tone

Production Countries
Risto-Pekka Blom (Author), Risto-Pekka Blom (Cinematographer), Kimmo Hélen (Composer), Petri Koskimäki (Composer), Risto-Pekka Blom (Director), Risto-Pekka Blom (Editor), Risto-Pekka Blom (Producer), Risto-Pekka Blom (Script), Petri Koskimäki (Sound Design), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), AVEK (Funder)
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Risto-Pekka Blom

Born: 1970

Risto-Pekka Blom (born 1970) is a filmmaker who navigates the intersection of media and film art, known primarily for his distinctive short films. Over the course of his career, he has created over a dozen short films that have received recognition at prestigious events such as the Tampere Film Festival, Norwegian Short Film Festival, and Cork International Film Festival. Blom’s work is characterized by his experimental approach to form and narrative, as he strives to explore and strengthen his unique voice. Common themes woven throughout his works encompass the human experience and the sense of alienation, social justice, and the external expectations placed upon individuals regarding how life should be lived. Most of his works also incorporate humor, emerging from a profound seriousness.